Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 31st March 2015
Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Patient Rights Violation

Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Patient Rights Violation, Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato Minnesota

Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato Lake Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse

In a report concluded on March 21, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato for physical abuse by staff.

It is alleged that abuse occurred when the certified nursing assistant, alleged perpetrator (AP) was witnessed slapping the very hard with an open hand.  The client turned around and asked the AP why she did that because it hurt.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse occurred when the AP slapped the client on her buttocks with her hand and the client responded that it hurt.  The incident was witnessed by two individuals.

The AP was responsible for abuse.  The facility’s policies and procedures related to prevention and reporting maltreatment were adequate and the AP acknowledged she had training on the Vulnerable Adults Act and training related to the needs of clients.

Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato Lake Complaint Findings for Emotional Abuse

In a report concluded on March 5, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato for emotional abuse by staff.

It is alleged that abuse occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) was observed putting a disposable washcloth in a client’s mouth and held the washcloth over the client’s mouth until the care were completed.

Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato Lake Complaint Findings for Patient Rights

In a report concluded on April 5, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Terrace Assisted Living Mankato for patient rights.

It is alleged that a client’s rights were violated based on the following: Ativan is being administered to Client #1 for behavior control without the knowledge and consent of the client.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about physical abuse, medication errors or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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